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East Belfast DUP Representatives Meet With Bombardier Management

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East Belfast DUP representatives met this morning (Friday 4th March 2016) with management of Bombardier in Belfast to discuss the recent announcement of job losses within the company and the future of the apprenticeship scheme.

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Newton Raises ‘Legal Highs’ With Deputy Chief Constable

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DUP Policing Board member Robin Newton raised the issue of so-called legal highs with the Deptuy Chief Constable at today’s meeting of the board (Thursday 3rd March 2016).

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Closure Of Training Centre Need Not Be Inevitable

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has said that the suspension of new recruits to the Bombardier apprentice training scheme is an additional blow for aspiring engineers in the Province and has called on the DEL Minister to look at all options available to secure its future.

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Partnership Approach To Business Development Has Huge Potential

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has welcomed the initiative between Asda, Invest NI and local food businesses supporting the Northern Ireland Year of Food initiative. That local food companies have travelled to Leeds to meet with Asda highlights the type of positive working relationships that can be built to secure future business success.

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DUP MLA Welcomes Investment In Strandtown School

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Assembly's Education Committee, has welcomed the allocation of £4M to East Belfast's popular Strandtown Primary School. I am pleased that the Department of Education under the School Enhancement Programme has agreed this level of financial support.

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East Belfast Distraction Burglary Police Arrests Welcomed

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Policing Board has welcomed the arrests of two men for an attempted distraction burglary in the CLarawood Estate.

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Decision On East Belfast Schools Welcome

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Assembly's Education Committee, has welcomed the decision to remove the pupil numbers cap proposed for Strandtown Primary School. Many parents with children at the feeder schools of Belmont, Dundela and Greenwood seeking a place at Strandtown will breath a sigh of relief following this decision. There can be little more concerning for a responsible parent than the future of their child's education.

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Graffiti Offensive And Wrong

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Member of the Policing Board and East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has reacted to recently painted gable wall graffiti about foreign nationals and heroine dealing saying "if anyone has information about drug dealers they should contact the police rather than defacing gable walls.

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Well Done PSNI, Says Policing Board Member

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East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Policing Board, said congratulations and our thanks are due to the PSNI following the seizure of herbal cannabis estimated to be worth £1Million to the drugs barons.

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Newton Condemns Knife Wielding Thug

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East Belfast DUP MLA and Policing Board member, Robin Newton has described the knife wielding thief who robbed a Bloomfield Avenue small business as having no regard for those who were threaten by his thuggish behaviour.

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